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Attempted murder charge filed in Washington County standoff

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Attempted murder charge filed in Washington County standoff

April 16th, 2014 10:51 am by NET News Service

A Limestone man held Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies at bay in a three-hour standoff last night after a 911 call from his girlfriend, Sheriff Ed Graybeal reported this morning in a news release.

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6 women charged with filing 800 false tax returns

6 women charged with filing 800 false tax returns

April 16th, 2014 7:55 am by Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say six women have been charged with filing more than 800 false income tax returns and claiming more than $1.3 million in refunds.

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End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded

End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded

April 16th, 2014 7:46 am by JAKE PEARSON and TOM HAYS, Associated Press

Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terrorism threats.

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Tenn. House votes to express regret for slavery

Tenn. House votes to express regret for slavery

April 15th, 2014 11:23 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state House has voted to express "profound regret" for slavery and segregation in Tennessee, but stopped short of an outright apology.

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Lawmakers pass Haslam free tuition plan

Lawmakers pass Haslam free tuition plan

April 15th, 2014 11:03 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam's signature proposal to create a program that would cover tuition at two-year colleges for any high school graduate is headed to his desk after passing the House on Tuesday.

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GM sales eyed for impact of ignition switch recall

GM sales eyed for impact of ignition switch recall

April 15th, 2014 8:41 pm by TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer

DETROIT (AP) — As General Motors shows off its newest cars and trucks in New York this week, analysts are watching for signs that consumers are shying away from the ones sitting on dealer lots.

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Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter killings

Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter killings

April 15th, 2014 8:36 pm by DON THOMPSON and GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press

GPS technology helped police link two convicted sex offenders to the rapes and killings of at least four women in California, but the mother of one victim said Tuesday that the monitoring system should have done more to prevent the crimes in the first pla

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Congress is giving states the transportation blues

Congress is giving states the transportation blues

April 15th, 2014 4:01 pm by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press

On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: the government's Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke.

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Override of local bans of guns in parks fails

Override of local bans of guns in parks fails

April 15th, 2014 3:49 pm by Associated Press

A bill seeking to do away with city and county governments' power to ban firearms in parks, playgrounds and ball fields has failed for the year.

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Moment of silence marks Boston Marathon bombings

Moment of silence marks Boston Marathon bombings

April 15th, 2014 3:47 pm by DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press

Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed came together Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing with solemn ceremonies.

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Tenn. school voucher bill fails for session

Tenn. school voucher bill fails for session

April 15th, 2014 11:17 am by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to create a program that gives parents the option to move a child from a failing public school to a private school has once again failed to pass.

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